In a weather advisory released on September 22, 2023. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) foresees an increase in rain over the forthcoming weekend. The upper portions of the country are predicted to be the hardest hit. By a combination of weak to moderate moist currents from the Arabian Sea and a westerly wave. According to the Met office.
Under the influence of this weather system. The rain and thundershower activity is anticipated in Kashmir (Neelum Valley, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, Hattian, Bagh, Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur). Gilgit Baltistan (Diamir, Astore, Ghizer, Skardu, Hunza, Gilgit, Ghanche,). Murree, Galliyat, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. On September 23 and 24 rain, wind, and thundershowers are also forecast. With sporadic breaks for. Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Karak, Waziristan, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, and Bahawalnagar.
Rain in Karachi
The Meteorological Department predicts that the city will be partly cloudy for the next 24 hours. With a chance of light rain in a few spots in the evening. The minimum temperature in the city was 27 degrees Celsius. According to the meteorological department. The humidity in the air is 81%, and the winds are blowing at a speed of 18 kph from the northeast.
During this time in order to protect their safety. The wind-thunderstorm could be dangerous for loose structures like solar panels and power poles. During windstorms as well as lightning, and mid to heavy rainfall. Additionally, in light of this weather forecast. Care is suggested by all pertinent agencies as well as authorities. Since it is essential to always take the proper safety precautions.
Precautions from PMD
On September 22nd and 23rd, moderate to heavy rainfall may result in urban flooding in low-lying regions of Lahore, Gujranwala, and Rawalpindi. From September 22 to 24, mid to severe rainfall could cause landslides in the prone regions of Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, and Abbottabad. Storms with high winds and thunder can harm unsecured infrastructure like solar panels and utility poles. Whenever there is wind, lightning, mid, or heavy rain. For farmers, tourists, and travellers, it is essential to take safety precautions.